America’s Datafest with Tech4Change

Date: 

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8:30am to 7:00pm

Location: 

Weil Town Hall and Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, 79 JFK St, Cambridge, MA

Tech for Change logoHosted by Tech for Change, a student group at Harvard Kennedy School

About the Event
The Ash Center is delighted to co-sponsor Harvard Kennedy School’s first hackathon, America’s Datafest. The event will convene policy wonks, computer programmers, immigrant advocates, data scientists and business experts for a one-day event committed to helping solve some of the biggest challenges related to immigration. Over the course of the day, participants will form teams, brainstorm ideas, design prototypes, and present solutions – a mobile app, business plan, new product, data insight, or something completely different. The winning two teams, selected by a panel of local experts, will compete for the global prize. The event is hosted by Tech4Change, a student group at Harvard Kennedy School. Student partners include the Developers for Development student group at Harvard College. Additional sponsors include the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

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